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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21503
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:26-JUN-2008
Time:13:51
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-300
Owner/operator:Cathay Pacific
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 252
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Hong Kong -   Hong Kong
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Destination airport:Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Narrative:
Five passengers and three cabin crew on a Cathay Pacific flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong were injured after the plane encountered severe turbulence.

All eight injured people were taken to hospital. As at 10pm Hong Kong time, all fve passengers and one crew member had been treated and discharged. One passenger was from Japan and four from Mainland China.

Two injured cabin crew had suffered "more serious injuries" according to a Cathay Pacific statement and have been kept in hospital overnight for observation and further treatment.

Cathay Pacific staff have been with the injured passengers at all times, helping to keep them in touch with friends and relatives.

Flight CX708 encountered the turbulence when the 'fasten seatbelt' sign had been illuminated about 12 minutes prior to landing.

Sources:

Aviation Record
http://www.aviationrecord.com/search-results.aspx?articleType=ArticleView&articleId=694


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jun-2008 23:10 jorgetadeu7 Added

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